" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

November 12, 2017

Who's Your "Daddy" Now?!

I saw the above news story last night about the movie, 'I Love You, Daddy' and its star Louis C(oc?-)K being accused of sexual harassment.
"US comedian Louis CK's movie premiere has been cancelled hours before the screening as five women levelled sexual misconduct allegations against him.
Four of the accusers told the
New York Times he had masturbated during interactions with them and a fifth said he had asked to do so.
BBC has contacted the Emmy-winning comic's manager for a comment.
The distributor of his new film, I Love You, Daddy, said it was reviewing plans for its general release.

What a jerk ... off?
The thing was that I was going through a heap of poetry clips which I had put aside a month or two ago for a post I was going to write using these clips, but I have no idea now just what I was going to write about these clips.
One of those clips was Sylvia Plath's 'Daddy', which given the name of that movie at the top of this post seemed to hit a cord with the pop-cultural revelations coming to the fore in social media circles of men's appalling behaviour towards women who they consider to be in weaker positions to themselves.
"Pootie Tang is a 2001 American comedy film written and directed by Louis C.K. Adapted from a comedy sketch that first appeared on The Chris Rock Show,
Pootie Tang, born in "a small town outside Gary, Indiana,” is portrayed as a ladies' man who is "too cool for words", even as a young child.
His life is marked by the deaths of his mother "Momma Dee,” and shortly thereafter his father "Daddy Tang," who dies after being mauled by a gorilla during his shift at the steel mill (the third time someone had suffered that particular fate).
Just before Daddy Tang's death, Pootie inherits his father's belt and is told that (as long as he has right on his side) he can "whoop anyone's ass with just that belt.""
I think 2017 has become the year of, "Who's your Daddy now, Daddy?!"
There seems to be a bit of poetic justice finally seeping into this misogynistic culture showing that it's not OK to be Louis C.K.s.
"Who's your Daddy now, Daddy?!"
The Weinstein effect has tentacles that reach far beyond Hollywood

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